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Step-x-Step with Gwen

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Hello everyone,

It’s Gwen here today with a Step-x-Step to share on how I create my textured backgrounds and flower clusters.

First up we will create our textured background using chipboard letters.

Step 1 – Arrange your letters over your background.  You can use any lettering you like no matter what the colour as it will be covered with Gesso.. This is a fab way to use up older letters from your stash.  For this example I have covered the entire background however, if you have a layout design in mind, you only need to place the lettering where your background will show.

Step 2 – Cover your letters with a mixture of Gesso and impasto medium… do not cover the entire background;  just the area around your letters building  up the edges of your letters and let dry.  Feel free to also add a little to the flat areas of your background for texture.

Step 3 – Once dry, cover the top of the letters generously with Gesso so they are a nice flat white – you can also add gesso to areas of the background… best results are achieved when it’s not “too perfect”.

Step 4 – It is misting time!!  I have used glimmer mist in Vintage Pink and Copper.  It’s important that you make the coverage uneven, this highlights the layers of chipboard and Gesso you have created.  You will also notice that the glimmer mist reacts differently when sprayed onto your plain cardstock to the impasto medium/gesso.

Step 5 – Time to add some paper.  Lots of layers for me :)

Step 6 – Next add in the photo and we can now work on the flower cluster.  I have begun with a line of the Rosettes that have been dipped in gesso added to one side of my photo.

Step 7 –  Next working from largest flowers to smallest I’ve started with the beautiful Romance – Devoted flower as my main feature.  Next I added in the Belief flowers which I have also glimmer misted to co-ordinate with the background and the Idyllic finished off my cluster.  You will notice I have used an uneven number as I find it is more pleasing to the eye than even numbers.

Add a few more finishing touches and you are done.

Thanks for popping by today – I hope I have inspired you to give this a go.

Gwen

Step by step with Delaina

Hello Everyone! Delaina here today with a step by step layout. I created this page using the gorgeous flowers from the Summer collection. I am in love with each and every one and I know you will be too.

I created this page using:

* Country Lane Charm,

* Blossoms – Airlie, Byron & Esperance,

* Cutie Pies - Pink.

 

 I want to show a little paint technique on this page using a few colors of Puffy Paint…
I then used this MS Punch and punched the scalloped shapes..2 White and 2 Yellow. I then adhered the yellow to the white as seen below…
I used the Little Yellow Bicycle, Elizabeth Lane Collection….Cut the Grey paper 4″ X 12″ and then the Border Title Strip…
You will need a 5″ White paper Doily, Pearl Blings,  Journal piece cut from the LYB paper, Floral with Vine cut  from the LYB Papers…
Follow the steps pictured  below to place the Products on your LO… I used 3 small photos…
The Next thing I added to this page was the Paint Dots…I randomly used the colors to accent the flowers…an easy step that makes a statement with colorful detail…
After adding the paint, I felt it needed a little more detail so I added the journal piece next to the photos, the Butterflies and scalloped white Lace under the title border strip….I accented the Lace with Pearl Blings and then added a piece of Twine just above the Pearls…
Now it feels complete to me…

step x step layout with Mahlin

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Hello everyone!

This is Mahlin coming to you from a dark and coldSweden..Australia has summer and we up north is getting used to winter, but no snow yet.

I will show you a page with an idea of how to use your beautiful Manor House flowers in another way than the usual..

So this is the page  I´ll be showing you…

Manorhouse Creations Materials Used:

MHC Marguerite – colourfuls, MHC Romance – Devoted

Materials Other: 2 smaller photos, white cardstock, Shimmerz Coloringz- Lime in da coconut and Mandarin mai tai, Distress stains – Broken China, October Afternoon sprinkers, American Crafts  thickers fantastic and flat, gesso,  corrugated paper.

Step 1 –  Start off with taking one of your colourful flowers apart. It´s a bit tricky because they are wellmade with lots of glue, but with some patience, you´ll get there.

Deconstruct the whole flower..

Step 2 – You´ll get two strips of pretty fabric, adhere them to your cardstock, horizontal. I used my sewing machine to really get them fastened .

Step 3 – Then add photos, I used two smaller photos but this is, of course, up to you and what works for your creativity,  also adding a torn strip of corrugated paper. I used my sewing machine here aswell.

Step 4 – I like working with different fonts and sizes. I used four different fonts. One smaller in plain white to contrast the craft and pick up the white from the background.  A printed thicker, I think the little dots connect with the mist I will add later. And then the fun old vintage one. I choose a green questionmark to pick up the green colour in the flowers.

Step 5 – Time to add the flowers. I placed four flowers, 2 printed and 2 white in a cluster next to my photos.

Step 6 – This step is where my style really steps in. I love paint, mist and being a bit messy. So I splashed some mist. The  four colours where carefully picked to match the fabric in the Marguerite flowers.

Step 7 -  I can´t help but adding some gesso here and there. Gesso is great to tone down the mist if you think it´s to bright . Also adding some on your flowers will bring the whole design together.

Step 8 – Last  but not least.. You haven´t used  all the parts of the deconstructed flower yet.  The flowercenter is a great embellishment. I put the white stems in the cluster of flowers to add some balance and direction to my cluster. The bling parts, I took a needle and made 5 random holes in my cardstock and just stuck the pearls in each hole, adhering on the back.

This is really fun and easy and I hope you enjoy!

Step x step layout with Joanne

Hi Everyone!!!!
 
Joanne here with you today. Well it is just about full on summer here in Australia and because of that reason I thought I would do a super bright fun page using the gorgeous “Summer At The Seaside” collection by The Scrapcake, adding some beautiful Manorhouse flowers to the mix and you will have an explosion of colour on your page.
 
So this is the page you will be creating.
 

 

Manorhouse Creations Materials Used: MHC Cottage Garden – morning glory, MHC The Islands – Sunset, MHC The Tropics – Islander, MHC Tiana – White, The Scrapcake Summer At The Seaside – Travel Notes, Summer Treasures, Colourful Slippers & Summer At The Seaside patterned papers.
 
Materials Other: 6×4 photo, red, blue & white cardstock, Kaisercraft acetate frame, Dusty Attic Chipboard Flourish, ribbon, Spellbinders Dies – eyelet circles, parisian accents & wonderful wings, Tattered Angels Glimmermist – Trunk Bay & Key Lime Pie.
 
PREPARATION – Paper – TRAVEL NOTES – We will be using the yellow side of this paper. Punch 1 x 30cm border strip and a 1 x 10cm border strip and set aside.
 
Paper – SUMMER AT THE SEASIDE – Cut a 28cm x 7cm piece from the light blue (sky). From the dark blue (water) Diecut or similar a 1 x 12cm circle element and remove the middle circle with a craft knife to create a frame. Diecut or similar 1 x 8cm circle element leaving this one whole. Also from the dark blue diecut or similar 1x large sized butterfly & 1x medium sized butterfly. From the little boats side of the paper create 2 x 15cm banner lengths. Set aside for use later.
 
Paper – SUMMER TREASURES – We will be using the green side of this paper. Cut a 28cm x 4cm paper strip leave this one whole. Cut another 28cm x 4cm paper strip and punch a border along one edge only. Set aside for use later.
 
Paper – COLOURFUL SLIPPERS – Cut 1 x 28cm strip of slippers and set aside for later.
 
RED CARDSTOCK – Punch 1 x 30cm border strip and a 1 x 10cm border strip. Create 2x 15cm banner lenghts with slightly larger flags. Diecut or similar 1 x 12cm circle element & 1 x 8cm circle element and remove the middle from both with a craft knife to create a frame.
 
FLOWERS – Using Trunk Bay Glimmermist recolour 1 x MHC Cottage Garden – morning glory and 2x white flowers from MHC The Islands – Sunset. Using Key Lime Pie Glimmermist recolour 2x MHC Tiana – White flowers. To make the Cottage Garden and Tiana flowers less bulky I have peeled away the bottom 2 layers of the flowers.
 
Step 1 – Please refer to the following picture for assembly and placement of background papers.
 
Step 2 – Now attach the circle frames and banners as shown below. I created the banners by tracing around a small dinner plate to create the curve and then drew triangles along the curved line. Then cut out around the lines which you have drawn and add some black outlines to create stitching.
 
 
Step 3 – Position and attach your photo. Also attach the 2 smaller border strips to the top left of the page as shown.
 
 
Step 4 – Attach the smaller light blue full circle diecut to the centre of the top small border strips being sure to overlap the corner of the photo. Add some ribbon bows in contrasting colours. Attach the single recoloured Cottage Garden – Morning Glory Flower to the top of the bows. Now attach the smaller butterfly and a recoloured Tiana – White flower to the butterflies centre. This can be left as it is or I have chosen to make this area the place for my title.
 
 
Step 5 – Attach the large yellow SUNSET flower from The Islands – Sunset pack to the right bottom side the photo.
 
Step 6 – Attach the larger butterfly as shown. Add some ribbon bows, I have doubled mine up for contrasting colour and then add one of recoloured The Tropics – Islander flowers to the top.
 
 

 

Hope you enjoy!
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